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L.M. Montgomery and War: The 11th Biennial International Conference -- June 25-29, 2014

** FOR CONFERENCE ATTENDEES - Click here for information about photos from the events!

The 11th biennial offering of the Institute's International Conference, LM Montgomery and War, is set to take place June 25-29, 2014 on the campus of the University of Prince Edward Island. This event will explore war, its definition, and its impact through a multi-disciplinary examination of this renowned Canadian author's works and their influence across a century. With an exciting line-up of keynote speakers, including distinguished historian Jonathan Vance, Montgomery scholar and former UPEI President Elizabeth Epperly, and Canada Research Chair Irene Gammel, this conference promises to foster research excellence and innovative directions in Montgomery scholarship.

Conference Co-Chairs: Andrea McKenzie & Benjamin Lefebvre

1. Registration
A variety of registration options are available. For full list of available registration options and pricing, visit the Registration Page.

2. Program
We have a full program with speakers from eight countries and a multitude of disciplines --from literature to women's studies, psychology to anthropology, law to visual rhetoric-- that are bound to create new disciplinary intersections and encourage international collaboration. In addition to the fascinating discussions and presentations, a number of special events and receptions will take place. View PDF version of Conference Program (updated June 18, 2014)

3. Special Events
In connection with our conference, there are a few special events which are available to both registrants and to members of the general public. Some are free of charge and others are ticketed events.

  • Silent Auction in Aid of the Friends of the L.M. Montgomery Institute - Bidding will open on Wednesday, June 25th and both conference participants and members of the public are welcome to bid. The catalogue includes both Montgomery-related items and ephemera as well as WWI items.
    Read more about the Silent Auction.
  • Special exhibition entitled "The Canadian Home Front: L.M. Montgomery’s Reflections on The First World War," curated by Dr. Laura Robinson of the Royal Military College  to be opened at the Confederation Centre Public Library - Opening event & reception on Thursday, June 26th. (Free, open to the public)
    Read more about this exhibition.
  • NEW!! "This Anne Place: Anne of Green Gables as Idea, Book, and Musical at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, guest curated by Dr. Elizabeth Epperly, is a project in connection with the 50th season of Anne of Green Gables - The Musical and available from May 17-Sept. 7.
    Read more about "This Anne Place."
  • "Maud of Leaskdale," a one-woman play starring professional actress Jennifer Carroll - Friday, June 27th (Ticket required, tickets available to registrants & the public)
    Read more about "Maud of Leaskdale."
  • Pop-Up Archives Project - Digitization of war memorabilia, ephemera and collectibles - Wednesday, June 25th at MacDougall Hall and Saturday, June 28th at Confederation Centre Public Library (Free, open to the public)
    Read more about the Pop-Up Archives - NEW!!
  • Conference Banquet & WWI Red Cross Concert - The main social event of the conference, this year's banquet takes its flavour from the time of the First World War with music and entertainment in the style of a WWI Red Cross Concert. Saturday, June 28th. (Conference registrants & ticket holders only, please)
  • "The Montgomery Road Trip", a beloved post-Conference tradition returns, as we embark on a tour of popular Montgomery sites on PEI's gorgeous North Shore, culminating with a special reception at Montgomery's "hallowed ground", the Macneill Homestead site - Departs UPEI at 1pm, Sunday, June 29th (Ticket required. Limited number of tickets available.Tickets available first to conference participants & then to the public.)
    Read more about the Montgomery Road Trip.
  • Cavendish Cemetery Walk - We regret that this event has had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. We hope to offer it at the next conference in 2016. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience this may cause.

4. Accommodations and Transportation 
The Conference is pleased to partner with UPEI Conference Services in offering on-campus accommodations to attendees at a preferred nightly rate. Go to UPEI Conference Accommodations information.

For those who wish to stay off-campus, there are a lots of options available locally. Take a look at available local accommodations on the Tourism PEI page.

Free parking is available in UPEI Lot A and the lower part of Lot B. Take a look at the UPEI campus map.

Route #1 for Charlottetown city buses provides regular service to the UPEI campus on weekdays and Saturdays. View the Charlottetown Transit bus schedule.

To contact the conference co-chairs, coordinator or just to ask us a question, please contact us at lmmconference@upei.ca.